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Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces

Label
Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces
Title
Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps have long maintained tactical fighter forces that provide capabilities for air-to-air combat and air-to-ground attack. The three services are in the process of replacing the bulk of today's fighter aircraft, most of which were purchased in the 1980s, with new F/A-18E/F, F-22, and F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft. Although current procurement plans call for the purchase of about 2,500 aircraft over the next 25 years, the services are projecting that those purchases will not keep pace with the need to retire today's aircraft as they reach the limit of their service life. The study also compares the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of seven alternative approaches that DoD might adopt to modernize its fighter forces -- three that satisfy today's inventory requirements, two that maintain aggregate weapons capacity with fewer aircraft, and two that replace portions of the fighter force with longer-range aircraft. In keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makes no recommendations
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Also available via the Internet.
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arthur, David
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG633.2
LC item number
.A78 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eveker, Kevin
  • United States
Series statement
CBO study
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • F-22 (Jet fighter plane)
  • F-35 (Military aircraft)
  • X-32 (Jet fighter plane)
  • Fighter planes
Label
Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "May 2009."
  • "David Arthur and Kevin Eveker of CBO's National Security Division prepared this study ..."--Pref
  • Shipping list no.: 2009-0337-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm407040826
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxii, 48 pages
Isbn
9780160831584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
Stock number
052-070-07554-6
System control number
  • tmp97376447
  • (OCoLC)407040826
  • tmp97376447
  • (Sirsi) a984318
Label
Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces
Publication
Note
  • "May 2009."
  • "David Arthur and Kevin Eveker of CBO's National Security Division prepared this study ..."--Pref
  • Shipping list no.: 2009-0337-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm407040826
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxii, 48 pages
Isbn
9780160831584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
Stock number
052-070-07554-6
System control number
  • tmp97376447
  • (OCoLC)407040826
  • tmp97376447
  • (Sirsi) a984318

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